Friday, February 21, 2014

Refrigerator Problems

So you know how yesterday you saw the kitchen and it was pretty great for a rental... except for the fact that the appliances didn't match? Everything is black, the counters and the stove/oven combo that is, EXCEPT the refrigerator.... What to do.

I'm a renter. I am not investing in anything like that. But you know, there still are some options. Do you know about the stainless adhesive that exists?!

This was a black refrigerator, until it met a roll of stainless! You can find it on amazon or another such site by searching stainless steel appliance adhesive. Since I have never used this stuff I have no idea how or if it comes off, or if it will damage your appliance if you later took it off, so renters beware and do some research!

But I'm not thinking stainless anyway since nothing in this kitchen is stainless. I was naturally thinking black. Enter my pathetic photoshop rendering that I decided should take me no more than 20 seconds to create hehe...

The question though, "is it too dark?" That view is what you see walking into the kitchen, so I'm not sure if this big black beauty kinda smacks you in the face and sucks the light out of the room, or since it matches the other black would it fade away more? Hmmm. Then I thought, chalkboard paint! Like this cutie I found on the blog Genevieve Gail. It is so cute and sooo tempting...

However, I feel it would just end up this way... smeared, people writing all over it whenever they come by (I'm a tad to controlling design wise to roll with that..) and I think it would kind of just drive me nuts!! Any clue as to why some people's chalkboard paint looks so clean and other always have this white filmy fog going on?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Where I Live

So despite that pain that it was to move the moment I got back to the city, the amazing part is the apartment I found. I feel insanely lucky to be fresh out of college and in a place I ADORE and plan to stay in for quite some time. That being said, we plan to decorate slowly and deliberately. Check out the move in pics so you can get a feel for what I'll be working with...

There is also a nice wide entry way, a long closet that runs the width of the living room, and an awesome walk in closet in the bedroom. I am soooo happy to be in a place that has high ceilings, hardwoods, granite counters, plenty of storage and tons of light as it is south facing and is just two blocks from Golden Gate Park. Like I said, could not be more lucky!!! Now to create some mood boards...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pen Pals

Radio silence much?! Sorry about that... I worked my butt off to get through a 20 credit semester and finally graduated!!! Then I moved back out to San Francisco for good :) The arrival was more than hectic though.. greeted by bed bugs, apartment hunting, sanitizing/dry cleaning/steam cleaning and moving in the first week was less than ideal but I made it! Then the laptop crash, new macbook that didn't work, and finally a new, new laptop and I am back in action!!!

So after all the technology issues, a friend of mine and I started operation Pen Pals :) I got her Valentine and she mine, which you can see over her on her gorgeous blog Sound to the Bay. Naturally hers was totally adorable, hand made and full of all things pink. I have always been a diary person and have them lying around all over the place, so it is especially nice to vent or think onto paper that someone actually replies to! When is the last time you sent a hand written note? I highly recommend it!